Community Investment Fund (England)

Charities and Social Enterprises can now apply for loan and equity finance of between £250,000 and £1 million through a new Community Investment Fund.

The Community Investment Fund is owned and managed by the Social and Sustainable Capital (SASC). It is part financed by the Social Investment Business Foundation and Big Society Capital. The Fund aims to invest in community based, locally led organisations which are providing essential support and services to improve the well-being of local residents, developing the local economy and creating positive social change for all individuals in the community. The Fund aims to improve the quality of life of local individuals, particularly those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged, and to enhance community engagement and cohesion by empowering people to develop locally-determined solutions to challenges and opportunities. Applications can be submitted at any time.